44th Mid-States Craft Exhibition
About the Mid-States Exhibition
First inaugurated in 1948, the purpose of the MID-STATES ART EXHIBITION was to showcase emerging artists from the Evansville area. As part of the application process, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and crafts were delivered for exhibition consideration by a jury of two or three arts professionals. The selected works were exhibited in the Museum’s galleries as the Mid-States Art Exhibition. However, due to the enormous number of entries, a separate exhibition for craft objects was implemented in 1960, as the Mid-States Craft Exhibition. Currently, the exhibitions have become biennial events each with a professional juror to maintain the utmost quality.
Over the years, the objects collected through the Mid-States Exhibitions have created a wonderful and extensive collection of contemporary works by artists from a variety of educational backgrounds and talents. Many of the objects can be viewed in the Permanent Collection galleries of the Evansville Museum. A number of Mid-States artists have been invited to participate in other exhibitions curated by the Evansville Museum and to submit objects for the Museum Shop.
September 1 – October 25, 2015: Entry Submission
November 3, 2015: Notification of Jurying Results
November 16 – 28, 2015: Receiving Accepted Work
December 7, 2015: Final Review and Award Selection by Juror
January 17 – March 6, 2016: Exhibition
January 23, 2016: Reception and Presentation of Awards 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CST
March 8 – 18, 2016: Claiming of Accepted Work
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